Monday, October 26, 2009

Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn

Today, James and I found ourselves in Ann Arbor Michigan to attend a food demo & book signing event with Lucinda Scala Quinn, author of a great new cookbook, "Mad Hungry - Feeding Men & Boys".

We arrived in Ann Arbor a few hours early as to catch a quick and informal dinner at Zingerman's Deli! This was my first time visiting this world-famous place and was simply amazed! Not just by the food, but the fresh baked breads, cakes, pies, cookies, etc, hundreds of cheeses from all over the world, freshly made dairy items such as butter & cream cheese. Other than the delicious corned beef sandwich I got, and the Cobb Salad James enjoyed, I bought some French Baguettes, Pure French Butter and some imported cheese for my mother. Can't wait to visit this place again!
Check them out sometime, they even do mail-order!

Lucinda Scala Quinn is the Senior Vice President & Executive Editorial Director of Food & Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, as well as co-host of the popular PBS series "Everyday Food", and host of the radio show "Eat/Drink with Lucinda Scala Quinn" on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Sirius 112/XM 157.
Her current book tour stopped off in Ann Arbor, MI. It was held at the Ann Arbor District Library and was a very small and intimate setting.
Lucinda talked about her beginnings in the "food world", how she became interested in cooking, her beginnings with MSLO and how this, her latest book, came about.

She then demonstrated one of the many simple recipes from the book. A Tabbouleh Salad. This was followed with samples for us in the audience, of this delicious and fresh tasting salad, a Q & A session, and then she signed copies of the cookbook!

Lucinda's oldest son, Calder, joining her on this tour, was just as friendly as her. He joined in on the Q & A discussion with the audience and chatted with attendees.

Of course, I had to ask if she would oblige in taking a photo and she most graciously did. So friendly and she seems like someone I could talk with for hours about the subject of cooking!

"Mad Hungry - Feeding Men & Boys" is a cookbook I know I will use over and over. I can't wait to get started this week and will also be blogging all the recipes I make from the book. I told Lucinda about this blog and perhaps she'll check it out one day and comment, and her culinary suggestions would also be welcome!
Please go out and get this book or click on the book cover above to order online! Also, check out Lucinda's blog MadHungryLSQ.


  1. I think our annual "Fall outing" was a great success! I had a wonderful time and I have to agree with you, I could have talked to Lucinda for hours on end about food. Great to see you again!

  2. I wish I could have been there - it sounds like it was a perfect book signing!

    I am so jealous that you found some French butter. Don't have a clue where to find it here.

  3. Elaine - check out this is their mail-order site. You may be able to order the butter from there! It's just amazing! I may never buy American butter again! LOL!

  4. just made your pumpkin flan. yummy!

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